Roopkund Lake Trek
One of the most challenging and the most celebrated trekking in the Garhwal Himalayan ranges are the famous Roopkund Trek. Roopkund is actually a beautiful crystal clear Himalayan lake, located on the lap of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. A trek to Roopkund is being termed as the most mysterious treks in Garhwal Himalayas due to the presence of some kinds of mysterious skeletons of any group that exist there since ancient ages. It could be some kind of natural calamity or the curse of God (what people speculate), the troop of the king of Kannauj had been died at this spot which attracts many trekkers here.
The starting point of the Roopkund Trek is Debal and the lake is located on the Nanda Jat route to Hemkund. The Roopkund Lake is a shallow lake with the depth of only 2 meters, where the human skeletons can be easily visible at its bottom. Roopkund is the destination of a religious event in Garhwal called the Nanda Jaat yatra which repeats in every 12 year. Thousands of people participate in this event, and many devotees continue their journey to Roopkund. In the month of September the mystery lake of Roopkund melts for about a fortnight or so, yielding its dark secrets. This astonishing lake is being surrounded by snow capped Trishul peaks of Himalayas.
The Roopkund Trek is one of the most impressive treks to find a group of attractive peaks of the Himalayas all around. All through the strenuous journey, the trekkers can find the bountiful attractions of captivating peaks like Bander Pooch Peaks, Haathi Parvat, Chaukhambha Peaks and the mighty Trishul peaks. All these environs are completely placid with snow bound rugged areas and the trekkers can get a hint of finding themselves at Lord Shiva’s true abode at the Himalayan peaks where the presence of the number of large and small temples of Lord Shiva are the best examples for it while experiencing the Roopkund Lake trekking tours.
Equally the Shivling Base Camp and the Baghu Basa area can be the perfect location for camping while trekking at Roopkund.